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The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar will be Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m., and features the new statewide youth campaign “Water Rocks!”

Some 1,500 Iowa farm women are among the 10,000 farm women across the country who participated in Annie’s Project. On Sept. 18, Annie’s Project celebrates 10 years of empowering farm women to be better business partners and owners.

Harvest vegetables at the right stage of maturity for nutritious, high quality produce. When properly harvested and stored, some vegetables will keep most of their original flavor and food value for months, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Building on the popularity of the first Beef Nutrition Research Showcase in 2011, the next event is Thursday, Oct. 3, before the Iowa State versus Texas home football game.

Water Rocks! is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program delivering entertaining and engaging activities to inspire kids of all ages to appreciate water resources.

Iowa 4-H'ers transformed old T-shirts into new teddy bears during a service-learning workshop at the 2013 State 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event. The teddy bears will be distributed to child patients at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames and among emergency response vehicles.

Twenty-six Iowa youth received top awards during the 2013 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 15-16 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

From “The Wheels on the Bus” to “Goodnight Moon” and countless stories in between, a wide variety of children’s books are available to parents. Learn about the importance of reading to children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share grape harvest time tips.

Iowa youth put their robotics skills to the test at the 2013 Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge Aug. 10-11 at the Iowa State Fair.  

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled three North Central Iowa meetings in early September to respond to producer questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development.

The annual Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm fall field day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, southwest of Chariton. Crops and grazing research is the focus of the event with Iowa State faculty, staff and graduate students presenting information.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have scheduled an Advanced RUSLE2 workshop for Sept.26 at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has planned three cow facilities and management update sessions in southern Iowa in early September.

The public is invited to visit five local farms at the inaugural Taste of Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The event is free and for all ages.

The Iowa Water Center announces the theme for their eighth annual Iowa Water Conference, Making Connections – Solving Problems: Water strategies for success in a changing world. The conference will be held March 3 and 4, 2014, at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.

Iowa NSF EPSCoR helped heighten awareness of energy topics at this year’s Iowa State Fair. The project contributed to several science, technology, engineering and math activities, giving kids hands-on experience with the carbon cycle, biorenewables, solar cars and wind energy.

Perfectly ripe pears are a luscious treat. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about when to harvest and how to ripen and store pears to have the most desirable fruit.

Youth from across the state showcased their skills in the kitchen during the 2013 Cook This! 4-H Culinary Challenge at the Iowa State Fair. Winners have been announced for each of three age divisions.